By now most of us have heard about the NDIS - but what does it mean for people with DIFFerent abilities and those who support them? In essence, the NDIS will create 3 major changes:
1. Individualised plans and payments - Clients are now customers. More autonomy and control over funding for people with DIFFerent abilities and their families / carers.
2. Double the funding - Previous funding without the NDIS was $11 Billion - now there will be $22 Billion available to support people with DIFFerent abilities.
3. Funding will be similar to insurance principles - A focus on building capacity to reduce lifetime costs.
On July 1 st 2016 the NDIS has rolled out support to roughly 425,000 participants, compared to the 25,000 that were previously in the program within trial zones. It is estimated that over 30% of all participants receiving NDIS funding will have an Autism Spectrum Disorder as their primary diagnosis.
My Diffability is excited to be part of the growing support for people in Australia with a disability. We would like to help make this new process as easy as possible for families and service providers, so please feel free to contact us for any advice about resources / the process, or to request a quote. We are able to supply a quote with all necessary information needed for your NDIS application. All the information provided to you is from an experienced Occupational Therapist and / or Speech Pathologist.
Would you like to know more? Visit the NDIS website for more information. Please note this advice is general.
NDIS Information sheet: Click Here